Of Mice and Music

My job keeps getting easier as my friends and readers start to send me email about studies they run across! Thank you to Teena Johnson for alerting me to Francesco Angelucci, Marco Fiore, Enzo Ricci, Luca Padua, Andrea Sabino, and Read More …

Classical Music, Learning and Memory

From a study by Moshe Bar, Elissa Aminoff, and Daniel L. Schacter : The parahippocampal cortex (PHC) has been implicated in both place/scene processing and episodic memory. We proposed that this region should instead be seen as intrinsically mediating contextual Read More …

Our Brains are Hard-Wired for Pleasant Music

From a study by Nathalie Gosselin, Séverine Samson, Ralph Adolphs, Marion Noulhiane, Mathieu Roy, Dominique Hasboun, Michel Baulac, and Isabelle Peretz : Music is typically a pleasurable experience. But under certain circumstances, music can also be unpleasant, for example, when Read More …